Import Footage with an Alpha Channel in After Effects CS5


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Importing footage with an alpha channel

You may have noticed in the last movie when we imported the robot files, which we can do right now, actually. Go in the Project panel. Double-click. Go back to the robot render folder, inside of the Images folder. I believe it's called Images. And that's inside the Media folder of the Exercise Files folder. Go ahead and click on the first eddie technology Targa file with Targa Sequence checked and click Open there. You might have noticed this little dialog box, which is largely important, and what this says, this "item has an unlabeled Alpha Channel." Alpha Channels are a huge component when working with After Effects, whether you're working with motion graphics, like files brought in from Photoshop and Illustrator, or whether you are working with files brought in from a 3D program, maybe for compositing, whether you're working with green screen footage or what have you.

This is largely importantly. Basically, what an Alpha Channel is, it's a component of a fil...

Importing footage with an alpha channel
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Importing footage with an alpha channel provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chad Perkins as part of the After Effects CS5 Essential Training

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